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Scholarly Commons
220 & 306 Main Library

Drop-ins welcome @ 306

306 Service Desk Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10:30am-7:30 pm
Friday: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sunday: 2:00pm - 6:30pm

Room 220 is open for use at all times the Main Library is open.

Phone: 217-244-1331
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Background Information

The Scholarly Commons in the Main Library offers many loanable technology items for check-out. Loanable technology is available for 10 day checkout. Patrons can only check out 1 item per category to allow for others to have an opportunity to check out available items. In other words, you can check out 1 camera, 1 microphone, 1 tripod, 1 projector, 1 calculator, etc. You would not be allowed to check out 2 cameras, 2 tripods, 2 microphones, etc.  


In order to check out items, you must book them in advance. You also must return the items to the Undergraduate Library. If you return the items to a different library, you may be charged late and/or lost/damaged fees. Patrons must wait 72 hours between returning loanable technology items and checking out new equipment.


Upon return, items are not removed immediately from your account as the items must go through a cleaning/review process to check for missing pieces. If an item is discovered to have missing pieces, the patron will be contacted. If the missing piece is unable to be recovered, the patron account will be referred to the billing department.